Aroop Kar is a composer of orchestral, film and chamber music. A native of Michigan, he grew up training in classical violin and piano, serving as concertmaster and piano soloist of his high school orchestra and participating in various state-wide solo and ensemble competitions. He then discovered his passion for composing at Stanford University, where he studied both Music and Biology.
As a composer of chamber music, Aroop was the winner of the 2007 Emerging Composer’s Competition held by the Laguna Beach Music Festival. He has had his works performed by the Ahn Trio, the New Music Works Ensemble in Santa Cruz, and local musicians in New York City. He was the winner of the 2017 international Call for Scores competition held by Trio Siciliano of Italy, leading to the professional recording and distribution of his composition for piano trio, "Lydian Dreams."
Aroop made his orchestral debut with the Litha Symphony Orchestra in 2015, with the commissioned premiere of "Fantasy for Strings and Piano." In 2019 his first composition for full symphony orchestra, "Stormy Seas," was premiered by the Northwestern Medical Orchestra in Chicago.
Aroop is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and completed his residency training in New York City. He currently resides in Chicago, where he practices as a physician specializing in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology while continuing with his pursuits in music composition.